Austin Local News

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors. The potential 2016 presidential candidate entered his plea in a Travis County court filing. Perry also...
The Austin Fire Department is trying to track down a suspected arsonist that set several fires at a new building along Spicewood Springs Road. Lieutenant Randy Elmore says the Texas Board of Realtors building is under construction right now, "We got a call on August 16th about 6...
With the Ringling Bros. Circus in town, you can expect to see some animal rights groups protesting later today. Rally organizers with Action for Animals are expecting 150 people to attend the rally in protest of cruelty to animals. Officials for the gathering are calling on the...
The deadline to file to run for Austin City Council has passed. The city reports 78 people have filed to secure a place on the ballot. Under the new 10-1 system voters will elect one person from the district they live in and a mayor at large. Voters approved changing the city's...
The city of Austin’s light rail bond proposition has picked up an unexpected foe: longtime Democratic Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gómez, who served on Capital Metro’s board for more than 12 years and chaired the transit agency panel during the final stages of MetroRail...
As the start of school nears, new numbers show how bad of a problem bullying has become. The CDC says almost 30% of students say they're bullied and 67% of them didn't report it. Texas Social Worker Nubia Morales says there are some telltale signs that your child is being...
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Spokesman J.P. Rodriguez says,"We do know for a fact that they're here along the border." He's talking about the militia groups that have been arriving to do their own border patrols,"They were in tactical uniforms and they had firearms with them...
UPDATE: Garret James Ballard, 21, has been arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail for the offense of capital murder of two people--is the son of Burnet Constable Precinct 3 Jimmy Ballard. He is charged for the shooting deaths of Travis Leslie Fox, 28, and Elijah Adam...
All 6,154 employees of the Round Rock School district gathered at the Dell Diamond Tuesday for the first convocation the district has held in recent history. Superintendent Steve Flores said he wanted to make sure they have a great start to the school year that kicks off next...